on Mar 31, 2013 10:43am in classic_tv
As you are well-aware, most pre-1970 UK TV is lost. These series are arranged by year of debut. There may be errors on the list.
Fabian of the Yard (BBC)
War in the Air (BBC)
Around the World with Orson Welles (ITV)
Love and Kisses (ITV, NOTE: This is disputed)
Orson Welles' Sketch Book (BBC)
Quatermass II (BBC)
St. Ives (BBC)
The Adventures of Robin Hood (ITV)
The Scarlet Pimpernel (ITV)
The Woodentops (BBC)
Colonel March of Scotland Yard (ITV)
Jane Eyre (BBC)
on Feb 4, 2013 11:45pm in classic_tv
Whether they'd be OK to upload, I don't know, copyright laws confuse me. But some of them already have some or all episodes uploaded.
They are sorted by the year they debuted, and also include some mini-series plus some series produced with the intent of export to the US:
"Fabian of the Yard"
"War in the Air"
"Around the World with Orson Welles"
"Love and Kisses" (not sure about this)
"Orson Welles' Sketch...
I just viewed all 6 episodes of Quatermass and the Pit using Chrome on an iMac running OS X 10.7.3. My broadband connection averages 2.5mbps. The player worked beautifully in full-screen mode. Not a hitch.
Nice work folks!
It may interest you to know that last night I uploaded the theatrical trailer for "Enemy From Space", the U.S. title for the "Quatermass 2" movie. You can see it here if you're interested:
I'll see about uploading the trailer for "Five Million Years To Earth (Quatermass And The Pit)" later.
This post was modified by guyzilla on 2010-01-09 10:17:31
Yes. They destroyed the tapes to a huge amount of their old stuff thinking they were of no use anymore, then panicked when home video came out and people were demanding things like Doctor Who be released. They then spent loads of (our) money trying to track down any fragments of these lost programs so they could sell them back to us. Famously, the sole suriving copy of the Patrick Troughton story - 'Tomb of the Cybermen' was discovered in a vault in Hong Kong in the early 90's. 'The Ice...
I don't know about anyone else, but I for one am sincerely grateful fo all the work Ganbachi has done in this short amount of time; Quatermass Experiment of the two surviving episodes is the most I have ever seen of this lost historical treasure from the BBC and Quatermass and the Pit
absolutely marvelous to see and to complete the cycle (as it were) of this beloved series. Now if BBC Enterprises would get of their royal butt and make the whole thing available to us Yanks: that would be the...
Here are the links:
You will probably have to wait till next week for the rest of "The Invisible Man" as I've...
Hi Quigs, I am still about but I've changed jobs recently and as such get a lot less time on the internet! You were asking about Quatermass and The Invisible Man - both Quatermass and the pit, and Season 2 of Invisible Man will become PD on the first of January 2010. I cannot remember off the top of my head when the early Danger Man shows were made but I'll check when I get home and get back to you on that one.
on Oct 21, 2009 11:22am in classic_tv
Good, I just thought I'd make sure, we need to keep the Archive running smoothly on our own until they appoint a new Moderator.
Also - a note about Quatermass III, It's actually called Quatermass and the Pit, and if someone is going to upload it they need to make sure it is the BBC Version not the Movie version by Hammer Films. (An easy way to tell is the TV series is in B&W, the Movie is in Colour.)
OK... The second season of "the Invisible Man" and "Quatermass and the Pit" become PD on the first of January 2010. (In fact, the first two episodes of Quatermass are PD now but I thought I'd wait till they all are before uploading).
The Master, along with the One Step Beyond and Sherlock Holmes episodes, sre on my computer which has died! I'm using my wife's old laptop to get online while I'm trying to sort the problem and she's got me one of her office's old computers...
So as the man in England I try to supply. Problem is so much of our TV heritage was thoughtlessly trashed.
I have a friend who is "Mr British comedy" (he gave me the "A show called Fred" episode) and he probably has loads more stuff for uploading. Trouble is, He's in New Zealand for the next 6 weeks. I'll keep my eye out for stuff to upload in the meantime.
Still, "The Buccaneers" is good fun and next January you can have the rest of "The Invisible...
Surely this is one for the Classic TV forum...
Only two episodes of the first Quatermass series have survived. They are technically PD but the BBC does like to argue underlying copyrights (scripts, characters etc.).
Quatermass and the Pit exists in its entirety (and is, in my opinion, the best of the three BBC Quatermass series). The first two episodes are (technically) PD - the other four will be on January 1st next year.
It started showing in December 1958 and carried on into January...
Sorry, I've been ill. I'll do the missing two episodes tomorrow if I'm feeling up to it.
Season 2 was screened in 1959 which means it is in copyright till 31st December this year, so it'll have to wait till next January.
It's annoying, the first two episodes of "Quatermass & the Pit" could go up now as it was the BBC's Christmas thriller but the other 4 would have to wait until next January. Still we all know what the BBC are like! They probably wouldn't allow it anyway since...
I don't know if the first serial still survives, But if it does it's certainly PD. As for "Quatermass and the Pit", the first few episodes will enter the public domain in the UK in 2009, and the other few will become PD in 2010. Still, Considering "I Love Lucy" will not become PD until 2046, It isn't THAT big of wait.
Since I am a DR. Who (who isn't) fan, I was wondering if you upload his firdt serial, the great Xperiment(that is the title)? It was done in 1953 and I am sure it is PD.
Maybe also, the last of the Quatermass serials, Quatemass
and the Pit. Not the film (heavens no!!!!!!!!!!!)but the serial of 6 parts. Thank you.
on May 19, 2008 10:07am in classic_tv
These have all been on Guba for well over a year. You can also find Quatermass and the Pit (the original TV serial there as well). Not sure about the connection to Doctor Who...more a descendant of Conan Doyle's Professor Challenger I would suggest.
The Doctor ain't a local boy, after all.
Here's a link to Guba's Quatermass page to speed things up for ya.
BTW while you're there's check out this classic episode...